tranzit.ro was founded in 2012 at the initiative of ERSTE Foundation, becoming thus the fifth member of tranzit.org, a network of independent, non-profit organisations in Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary and the Slovak Republic.
tranzit.ro has the particularity of being itself a network, activating in three permanent spaces in the cities of Iasi, Cluj and Bucharest. Through a wide range of activities, experimenting different methodologies of working and collaborating, tranzit.ro aims at establishing itself as an innovative platform dedicated to contemporary art.
Founded by a collective of curators and artists from Romania (Matei Bejenaru, Livia Pancu, Lia Perjovschi, Attila Tordai-S, Raluca Voinea), tranzit.ro aims at encouraging contemporary art practices developed in Romania within different local socio-cultural contexts, through a wide range of activities.
For its first two years of functioning, tranzit.ro operates under a common conceptual frame, entitled “Fiction, Rhetoric and Facts”, trying to create the context and facilitate the development of cultural and artistic projects that reflect and operate on the issue of Romanian society, seen on the larger contemporary background. This programme is concretized in projects realized according to the curatorial conception of each tranzit.ro coordinator and to the local particularities in each city, as well as in larger projects and cooperations.